General update: Monday Meetings
The Internet = infinity!
This discovery lead to the adjournment of our Monday meeting at the Clocktower Gallery.
After a round of updates, we talked extensively about our temporary space project, and what it would individually mean for each project. We voted on an outcome based on logistics and vibes, but are still working out what votes mean for the collective.
Its something we are grappling over now .
Who gets to vote?
What does it mean if someone didn't vote?
What weight does each vote carry?
What is the role of PLLC in votes?
We also discussed what it means to be DiY. What qualifies a venue or project?
You can read the details here in our weekly minutes!
If you would like to sit in one of our meetings, give us valuable advice on organizational structure, or host a meeting at your venue or home, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO HELP?
the moment we are specifically looking for people to help out with:
Grants, Fundraising, Financial help, Mortgage advice, Web Design, Realty
(or people involved in real estate), Law, as well as people who could
offer pro bono work as Architects and Expeditors. We are also looking
for a guarantor to enable us to sign a mortgage for potential properties
for sale. If you are interested in helping out at all please feel free
to email us at email@example.com or take the BARN Exam and express your specific interests!
If you are interested in volunteering please take the BARN Exam
Silent Barn's third public meeting is scheduled for June 22nd at Expano (33 Flatbush ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217).
photo by Joe Ahearn
Please come out and join us on the 22nd when the topic of discussion will be:
Running a volunteer charged collective has no set formula.
Everyone has a different set of techniques that works for their specific family.
On June 22, we are coming together at Exapno to converse about alternate ways to manage community-centric organizations from group leaders who've lead successful projects in the past. Come hear about the influential projects people are leading in New York. Learn how to get involved.
Topics range from horizontalism to voting structures, what it means to be fueled by volunteers, and how to let your organization grow.
In many ways, its like Parenting 101.
When do you let go?
A DIVERSE GROUP OF PANELISTS WILL EXPLORE THESE TOPICS TOGETHER AND WITH THE AUDIENCE, PLUS MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, FOOD & DRINK!
EXAPNO a new music community center located in an amazing space in a former office building filled with STUFF and shared with dozens of other user-groups, ranging from turtle scientists to bakeries! It is "a place where musicians come to compose, rehearse and perform for the monthly price of a gym membership."
Some members of Silent Barn were fortunate enough to attend the recent Sweat Lodge show at Exapno; we are excited to have been invited to host our next public meeting in this very unique space overlooking Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene, and learn about the membership structure of Exapno and the role it serves for the city's community of expermental music composers.
Learn more about our previous Public Meetings here
Hey everyone! Ditko Zine Library is having its third monthly reading this Tuesday, June 12th at:
CapoNegro Urological Associates
68-10 Forest Ave,
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Facebook invite is here, so invite your friends. Last month the hit of the event was Long Hot Summer by Henry Schlakman, a student in 'Zine Chef Robin Enrico's comics course. Sample page below:
Robin and Jordan will be bringing a new selection of 'zines and mini comics from the library and their own personal collections to share with everyone.
photo by Robin Enrico
To all you Kickstarter backers who are due a Silent Barn T-shirt. Wait no longer. They have arrived and are looking awesome. Silent Barn member Joe Ahearn was sporting one at our last meeting as you can see here.
We are in the process of sorting out shipping for all of the t-shirts, but if you would like to pick up your shirt in person, we will have them available to you at any of our upcoming events
Ditko Zine Reading (6/12)
PC Worship Show (6/16)
The Public Meeting III (6/23)